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January 30, 2010 11:18:43 PM

Alright. I am building a new computer and I narrowed down my processor choice to three different ones.
E6300, E7500, and Q8400.

The latter two seem much better than the 6300.
I was wondering what the community thinks. I will be overclocking and the processor will need to be able to handle gaming at the most.
Thank you for the help.

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January 30, 2010 11:22:53 PM

The performance difference isn't that much and the price is. I also think that every year cpu's become less important in playing games. The gpu is becoming more useful.
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January 30, 2010 11:30:06 PM

Not completely sure yet.
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January 30, 2010 11:30:07 PM

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How much are you looking to spend total?


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January 30, 2010 11:31:55 PM

edk128 said:
Not completely sure yet.


then you probably want to think about making a budget range for the system, just so you dont go overboard with parts you dont need / wont use for a while.

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January 30, 2010 11:34:06 PM

Hm. I would guess somewhere between 500-600. I already have the graphics card, too.
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January 30, 2010 11:37:12 PM

^+1 - no sense trying to decide what CPU to get before you know how much you want to spend on the system !! - since that will make the decision for you in most cases (you want to build a system where all of the components compliment each other for maximum performance at that price - no sense getting a cripppled CPU like an E6300 and putting it in a system with a 5970 GPU or vice versa. you want to balance all of the pieces so that you get the best performance for the money you want to spend and without knowing how much that is your not going to succeed in building a balanced system !


EDIT : and what Video card do you have ??
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January 30, 2010 11:39:10 PM

edk128 said:
Hm. I would guess somewhere between 500-600. I already have the graphics card, too.



That much budget without graphics card? The quick answer would be none of them.
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January 30, 2010 11:41:17 PM

Still needs a monitor too.
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January 30, 2010 11:46:31 PM

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX435WFGIBOX - Retail

ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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Combo Price: $134.98

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G - Retail

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$79.99


Total

$214.97
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January 30, 2010 11:46:36 PM

Damn. I have the case already and a 775 cooler. Thanks for the help, looks like I'm going I3.
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January 30, 2010 11:48:39 PM

edk128 said:
Damnit. I have the case already and a 775 cooler. Isn't the I3 a good bit slower than an I7 or I5?


Only on multithread apps like encoding due to the fact that it is a dual core.
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January 30, 2010 11:49:12 PM

That motherboard doesn't work with an I3 though, does it? Newegg says only i5 and i7.
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January 30, 2010 11:50:00 PM

edk128 said:
That motherboard doesn't work with an I3 though, does it? Newegg says only i5 and i7.



It will but without the use of the igp.
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January 30, 2010 11:50:57 PM

Ah, didn't know that. Thanks for the help.
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January 30, 2010 11:57:34 PM

and if the bios supports it then it can
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